Parks within the Nass Area

Under the Terms of the Treaty the Nisga'a Nation has the right to co-manage protected areas within the Nass Area.  In addition three protected areas were specificly defined in the Final Agreement: Anhluut'ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga'asanskwhl Nisga'a (Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park), Gingietl Creek Ecological Reserve and Bear Glacier Provincial Park.  Of these the Eco Reserve and Lava Bed Park existed prior to the Treaty but were further defined in the Final Agreement.  The Bear Glacier Park was created pursuant to the terms of the Final Agreement.

Nisga'a Memorial Lava Bed Park

Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a - Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park — the first provincial park managed jointly by a First Nation and British Columbia — offers spectacular natural features and a dramatic introduction to Nisga’a culture. The Nisga’a alkali basalt flow is one of the youngest and most accessible volcanic features in the province. With a 16-site vehicle campground, picnic areas, visitor information centre, boat launches, and short hikes, the park offers visitors a wide variety of activities and a chance to learn more about Nisga’a culture and the natural history of the region. The Nisga'a alkali basalt flow is one of the youngest and most accessible volcanic features in British Columbia. The guided volcanic tours offer the park visitor a chance to hike 3 km through a scenic old growth forest and past a variety of volcanic features to a viewpoint overlooking the crater. To protect the special features of the area, unguided access to the volcanic cone is prohibited. The hike is rated as moderate with some hills and steep stairs. For more information, visit:

Gingietl Creek Ecological Reserve

Bear Glacier Provincial Park

Other Parks or protected areas:

Meziadin Lake Provincial Park

Swan Lake Provincial Park

Ksi Xanmas Conservancy

Ksi Xts'at'kw Conservancy

Winters Inlet Conservancy

Larcom Lagoon Conservancy

Hanna Tintina Conservancy


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